(Lander, Wyo.) – Tuesday’s law enforcement recap from across Fremont County. All persons arrested or cited are innocent until proven guilty or convicted in a court of law.
Fremont County Sheriff’s Office
Liticia Jolley, 48, Lander, Fremont County Contempt of Court warrant..
Keyona Smith, 29, Riverton, Fremont County Failure to Appear warrant.
Ashley Wheeler, 21, Ethete, Fremont County Probation Revocation.
At 8:55 a.m. on Tuesday, deputies were called to the 200 block of Delfelder Road in Riverton for a report of two dogs running in the area that apparently killed two cats.
A blue Subaru parked near South Pass City reportedly had windows broken out by an unknown person.
At 5:07 p.m., deputies were called to the Trails End Motel in Dubois for a report of someone who hacked into their computer.
Riverton Police Department
Clowry Means, 46, Arapahoe, Public Intoxication and Trespassing
Donald Smith, 50, Riverton, Shoplifting. Smith was seen at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday putting on a pair of brown hiking shoes inside the Walmart store, and then leaving. He was confronted by store personnel, but the man fled on foot. Police located Smith, and the new shoes he was wearing, and he was taken to jail. The value of the stolen shoes was $22.88. Earlier in the evening, at 2:25 a.m., Smith was reported to be AWOL from the alcohol detox center.
Not only was a chicken at large on Monday fast, but it was sneaky. Updating a post from Monday, the chicken at large call that police responded to ended when the chicken sneaked under a fence and into a field and away from the clutches of the city’s Animal Control Officer.
A reported case of employee theft is under investigation at Walmart. No other details were released.
A wallet and medication was taken from a vehicle parked in the 400 block of North 7th East. The report was made to po lice at at 2:29 p.m. Monday
Thumbs down to a person who turned in a found wallet at Walmart on Monday. A female shopper using the store’s self check out area accidentally left her wallet there. When she realized that it was missing, she returned to discover that someone had turned the wallet in to Customer Service. However, upon inspecting the wallet, the woman discovered that her drivers license, three credit cards and $60 in cash was missing. The woman immediately started canceling her credit cards. She was told by one card company that someone in the last few minutes had used the card to book $400 on Hotels.com. There are no suspects.
Two women got into an altercation on the front porch of a residence in the 1400 block of West Ash on Monday. Both women told the same story, but implicated the other as being the aggressor. According to a police report, one woman showed up at the door demanding to see her children. When told that the kids were with their father, the visiting woman allegedly began punching and scratching the woman in the house. She is also alleged to have picked up a length of pipe during the altercation, but did not use it. When the woman who showed up on the doorstep was finally contacted by police, an officer noticed unusual behavior and asked if she would be willing to take a drug or alcohol test. The woman refused and decided then and there to drop charges of simple assault.
A 911 call from public telephone at Walmart at 8:21 p.m. made by a young male caller reported that people were being killed there. The phone line then went dead. As it happened, there was a Riverton Police Officer in the store on an unrelated call and he immediately responded to the side of the store where the phone was located. He found a nine-year-old boy there who at first denied that he had used the phone, then broke into tears and confessed that he, indeed, did make the 911 call, “because he was bored,” a police report indicated. The officer found the young man’s mother in the checkout area and handed the youth over to her with a story of what the child had done. No charges were filed.
A 35-year-old Riverton man admitted to police that he was seeking revenge for the killing last week of a man and the serious injury to a woman on the Rails To Trails Pathway near the All Nations Mobile Home Park. Police were called to the College Hill Apartments where residents reported that a man was threatening to kill people there. The man had left on foot before officers arrived, but they soon located the suspect who admitted that he was upset about the homicides and was out for revenge. The man’s family was contacted and they agreed that they would keep him under control. No charges were filed.
Captain Eric Murphy said an active drug investigation is underway following a call to the dispatch center at 10:44 p.m. Monday night. No other information was released.
Police received a report of an underage drug and alcohol party in the 800 block of East Lincoln Avenue at 8 minutes past 11 p.m., but arrived to find a dark house, no one home, and no party underway. It was a false report.
After midnight, at 4:09 a.m. a resident in the 900 block of East Monroe said they were awoken by a man knocking on their door and then running around in the yard. Police were unable to locate anyone in the area.
At 4:26 a.m. a man was reported to be sleeping in the downtown Post Office, but the subject was gone upon arrival of an officer.
Lander Police Department
None reported in the past 24 hours.
LPD received only five calls for service on Monday. “We’re just enjoying the break,” Lt. Chuck Carr said.
At 11:33 a.m., police assisted with a disorderly call from a woman who was having problems with her daughter.
At 8:40 p.m., police were called to a home on the 600 block of Bonnie Brae for a report of two dogs that would not stop fighting. Carr said upon arriving, the officer saw a large amount of blood in the entryway to the home and observed two pit bulls fighting. The owner had attempted to use her personal pepper spray to subdue the animals, but it didn’t help. The officer also used Tasers on both dogs, as well as two cans of pepper spray, but Carr said the animals wouldn’t stop fighting. Eventually the officer used his fire extinguisher and the dogs separated. At least one was taken to a veterinarian for injuries. Carr said this is the second time officers have broken up a fight between these two dogs.